- Author Nia V. James -
Starting a new career in your forties can be a daunting prospect. But as a mom of four, it was an opportunity to set an example for my kids and to pursue my passion for writing.
I've been a stay-at-home mom and part-time fitness instructor for the past twenty-four years, but I always had a love for writing. I've always been a voracious reader, who enjoyed crafting, art, and journaling. After my children became teenagers and began going off to school, I knew it was time to take the plunge and pursue my writing dreams.
My first step was to create a YouTube channel, where I could share my work and build a platform as a writer and artist. My next step was to set up a workspace in my home. It was not a perfect setup, but it worked for me. I wrote short stories based on the stories I created for my children, and expanded on story ideas I had from youth.. I also did a lot of research, reading books and articles to help her develop skills to be a better writer. I networked with other writers, asking them questions and learning from their experience.
My hard work paid off. Soon my channel started to grow, and I was hired to do freelance art commissions.
I hope that my story is an inspiration to anyone who wants to pursue their dreams, no matter their age. I invite you to join me and my writing companion, Loki the Pug, on this creative journey. With hard work, dedication, and a little bit of luck, anything is possible.
- Vixen Of Fiction and Loki -
I live stream on YouTube and Twitch as Vixen of Fiction.